A new take on 'Web 3.0' ?

A new take on 'Web 3.0' ?

Summary: Writing in today's Financial Times, Digital Business supplement editor Peter Whitehead offers a different interpretation on Web 3.0 to that which readers of this blog might be used...

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Writing in today's Financial Times, Digital Business supplement editor Peter Whitehead offers a different interpretation on Web 3.0 to that which readers of this blog might be used...

"Web 2.0 is a world in which anyone can have a go at generating content; Web 3.0 is where professionals take the lead in shaping that content" (my emphasis)

"So the leap from Web 1.0, over the messy world of Web 2.0, into the "quality-assured" world of Web 3.0 is beginning now at www.ft.com/digitalbusiness"

Not a mention of the Semantic Web, which appears increasingly closely linked to the fuzzy '3.0' moniker, and a hint of professional elitism in the notion that 'professionals' have the answers in steering us past the 'mess' that amateurs made with 2.0.

Hmm...

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  • Was semantic web designed by amateurs?

    My take is that 'semantic web' is implicit in the journalist's reference to 'professionals' and his phrasing is simply saying that Web 3.0 adds expertise to structure the chaos of Web 2.0. I'm not too keen on the way he's worded it, but nor do I like the way many semantic web proponents talk about Web 2.0's user generated content.

    Tag this post 'pot' and 'kettle'.
    phil wainewright
    • Pot, kettle... :-)

      Hi Phil. Hmm... interesting take. Perhaps I hadn't drunk enough coffee when I read Peter's piece this morning?

      Maybe Peter or nameless-of-McKinsey can clarify for us?

      I'd also be interested to dig a little further into your "nor do I like the way many semantic web proponents talk about Web 2.0's user generated content."
      PaulMiller
  • RE: A new take on 'Web 3.0' ?

    Quite an interesting thought, I really feel that we're pushing for more specific channels of information rather than the web 2.0 general noise.

    It's a whole natural balance that applies to everything humans, technology, my mum, the lot. All the 'content' that's being produced is becoming a little overwhelming, so people are looking for more specific 'channels' to obtain their requirements.

    Some good examples for that are http://www.science.tv which is a Bristol based project, and the mini-chat being held on current http://current.com/items/88907635_web_3_0_noise_reduction

    Thought Dan : http://www.thoughtden.co.uk
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    Thought Dan
  • Wow

    This was completely not worth reading. Thank you for wasting my time.

    Please write a whole article before submitting it. You could have posted this on twitter.
    Spiritusindomit@...
  • RE: A new take on 'Web 3.0' ?

    "tweetlet": I thought Web 1 and 2 were "professionally produced". Guess I was wrong!
    Willabee